The Grifter - Nelson Instruments

The Grifter

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Scale length: 24.75"
Fingerboard radius: is 9.5"
Neck: Quarter sawn hard maple
Body wings: Maple or Poplar
Pickups: Nelson "Dynamo"TM
Fret Count: 22
Pickguard: Anodized aluminum
Tuners: Hipshot open back
Finish: Nitro Cellulouse Lacquer
Nelson Instruments are built from the finest materials and workmanship regardless of price and are guaranteed to the original purchaser against defects contributed directly to faulty workmanship and materials for a period of two (2) years from the date of purchase. Nelson Mfg. will gladly repair any Nelson instrument against such defects. Expressage involved in shipment both ways is to be paid by purchaser. Ordinary wear and tear of metal parts and faults due to excessive temperatures, abuse or neglect, and extreme or inadequate humidity are excepted. Nelson Mfg. will repair or replace any defective instrument at our discretion.
Your satisfaction is my priority! That is why I offer you a full, 3-day, money-back guarantee. If you are not fully satisfied with your Nelson instrument for any reason, you may return it within 3 days after receipt for a full refund. (Shipping charges are non-refundable.) Instruments returned must be carefully packed and fully insured against breakage in transit. Instrument must be received in the same condition you received it. Instruments showing wear or abuse will be subject to a 20% restocking fee. Any instrument returned un-insured and broken in transit will not be refunded.


The Grifter is the epitome of style and comfort! The sleek cutaways provide immediate access to the highest frets. The Neck runs the entire length of the body and is constructed of several pieces of quarter-sawn maple. This method of construction provides for superior sustain, rigidity, and projection as the entire length of the strings vibrate on this one piece of wood. The “wings” that make up the rest of the body are constructed of carefully selected hardwood. The “wings,” while providing the shape of the body, also serve to reinforce the center neck section, ensuring maximum solidity and longevity.


The fingerboard is radiused to a comfortable 9.5″ and is carefully fitted with medium-jumbo frets, highly polished to provide a fast playing response.


The Grifter is fitted with a pair of Nelson “Dynamo” pickups. These pickups have been specially designed to produce a fully balanced sound with rich, tight bass and clear, pronounced treble. The pickups are wax potted so undesirable microphonics are eliminated. The aluminum pickguard affords greater wear resistance and beauty, while blocking unwanted magnetic interference which causes hum.


To round out the beautiful package, the Grifter is finished in gleaming, genuine lacquer that is highly polished. Almost any color is possible; please inquire with your color request.